Education

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by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

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by Diana L. Gallagher MS, RN, CWOCN, CFCN

Recently, I have been intrigued by a variety of celebrities offering us a glimpse of their inner selves as they share what they wish they had known when they were young. These "Notes to a Younger Self" are fascinating to me. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we knew what we know now when we were first beginning? Would knowing have altered our decisions or the paths that we have taken? I don't know but I have to wonder.

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by Aletha Tippett MD

What a wonderful time we had in Indianapolis in mid-May at the 4th Annual Palliative Wound Care Conference. 150 people from as far away as Turkey were there for two and a half days to learn and share about palliative wound care. We had two full days, Thursday and Friday, with high quality excellent lectures.

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by Laurie Swezey RN, BSN, CWOCN, CWS, FACCWS

Dressing changes can be painful experiences for clients. Pain is often not addressed or may be addressed inadequately. Pain is a significant issue for many clients and can present a challenge to the treating practitioner.

Types of Pain
There are four types of pain highlighted in the World Union of Wound Healing Societies' consensus document (2004):

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by Paula Erwin-Toth MSN, RN, CWOCN, CNS

Now that summer is upon us we will soon be entering the orientation and entry of new residents, fellows and new nursing graduates in acute care. This is a terrific opportunity for you to reach out and engage the interest of these new clinicians in evidence-based wound care practice. Granted, they are overwhelmed with new information and new responsibilities, but prevention and management of wounds is knowledge they can apply to nearly all their patients and across all health care settings.

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by Ron Sherman MD, MSC, DTM&H and Lynn Wang, BA

Warning: Information ahead. Read responsibly. Consume with caution.

In this age of information technology, we all have ready access to an abundance of information and data. But not all the "facts" are true, and some of what is true might be skewed to support an author's agenda. I was reminded of this while reading the Wikipedia entry for "Maggot Therapy."

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by Thomas E. Serena MD, FACS, FACHM, FAPWCA

"We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Ben Franklin

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